Dexterous robotic hands manipulate thousands of objects with ease

November 17, 2021

Model-free framework reorients over 2,000 diverse objects with a hand facing both upward and downward, in a step toward more human-like manipulation.

Making self-driving cars safer through keener robot perception

September 17, 2021

PhD student Heng Yang is developing algorithms to help driverless vehicles quickly and accurately assess their surroundings.

NSF makes $20 Million investment in Optimization-focused AI Research Institute

August 4, 2021

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today an investment of $220 million to establish 11 artificial intelligence (AI) institutes, each receiving $20 million over five years. One of these,

Recent NEET graduates tackle air pollution with autonomous drones

June 25, 2021

Image: Lillie Paquette | School of Engineering Hovering one hundred meters above a densely populated urban residential area, the drone takes a quiet breath. Its goal is singular,

The new wave of robotic automation

June 25, 2021

Realtime Robotics has developed a combination of proprietary software and hardware that reduces system deployment time by 70 percent or more, reduces deployment costs by 30 percent or

Training robots to manipulate soft and deformable objects

June 23, 2021

A new simulation environment, PlasticineLab, is designed to make robot learning more intuitive. Tasks like the ones pictured are designed to train agents to manipulate soft and deformable

A unique collaboration with US Special Operations Command

June 23, 2021

Nearly 300 government and military members participated in a new course designed to explore the next generation of artificial intelligence and related technologies.

Developing drones to address pandemic-related challenges in Scandinavia

June 23, 2021

Lars Erik Matsson Fagernæs, Bernhard Paus Græsdal, and Herman Øie Kolden (l-r) met in Cambridge, Massachusetts, during orientation for an MIT Professional Education program in 2019. In 2020,

Helping robots collaborate to get the job done

May 20, 2021

Algorithm enables robot teams to complete missions, such as mapping or search-and-rescue, with minimal wasted effort.

A robot that can help you untangle your hair

May 7, 2021

Robotic arm equipped with a hairbrush helps with brushing tasks and could be an asset in assistive-care settings.